Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Charity..........September 10


"The bread in your box belongs to the hungry;
the cloak in your closet belongs to the naked;
the shoes you do not wear belong to the barefoot;
the money in your vault belongs to the destitute....."

St. Basil the Great

7 comments:

AspiringFOOL(FriendOfOurLord) said...
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josef_63 said...

Yes! I must agree with the comments of the first person. We must be good stewards in the gifts God has given us, after all everything is passing and the only things that matters is that we have lived a life in accordance to the will of God! We live in such a materialistic society that has lost sight and understanding of helping those who have less. We must remember the words of Our Lord, when He said, "when you help the least of your breathern you are helping me." Jesus in the disguise of the less fortunate. Let each of us empty ourselves of all the clutter in our lives and be filled with Jesus our Joy! Thank you Micki for your wonderful Apostlate of Truth, inspiration etc. you are touching many lives! John K.

Micki said...

Aspiringfool and John K. - Thank you both for your very well written comments. It's so nice to hear what you are thinking. I thought it was just a simple statement of charity. Thanks for both your offerings.

Irene said...

What a wonderful card! And the quote from St. Basil is beyond words. Please, do you know the citation? that is, where I can find it?

Micki said...

Irene - Try this site

Adrienne said...

That is the most beautiful quote I have ever read, I love St. Basil! Thank you for sharing this. Many Blessings! - Adrienne

Micki said...

Adrienne - I'm so happy you like the quote. I was so excited when I found it because I thought it was so "to the point" of Christianity. Thanks.